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. >> lou: the obama administration has done it again. choosing anotherreen energy loser spending millions and millions of taxpayer money in the process. fisker automotive firing 75% of the workforce after failing to secure a financial deal. that is 160 jobs gone from a company that was backed by a 500, at one time a $529 million-dollar loop guarantee. but feel good about it. fisker was able to only tap 139 million of it. that's impressive, huh? >> we would say we're shocked. fisker battery supplier went the wrong way as well. the system is quite something and opened by a chinese company. changed the name by the way. i love this. a123 is now b456. you thought the chinese didn't have a sense of humor, right? it benefited from a early $250 million grant. that is $250 million. the chinese should send us a thank you card. don't you? wouldn't that be nice? and solyndra got $528 million. wow. you know what? they went belly up. the battery maker, received 118 million. they went belly up. energy store ran company, beacon power received $43 million. how about that? that feels like chump change, doe
, as i said before, that you and president obama have done more in the administration's first four years to enforce immigration laws and strengthen border security than in years leading up to this administration. you have more than 21,000 agencies eaggets at the border patrol, more than at any point in history. new technologies have been deployed to the border. apprehensions along the border is the lowest we've seen in decades because people have deterred from trying to cross. according to the report biff the migration policy institute, the united states now spends more money on immigration enforcement agencys than it does on all our major federal aw enforcement put together. so i think it's time to start alking about reforming imthe -- reforming the immigration system. we've done a lot but that should not be a bar to having good immigration reform. along pastime for us to reform our immigration stfment we need an immigration system that lives us to american values, one that allows families to be reunited and safe. one that treats individuals with humanity and respects due process and ci
with this administration is that their policies are failing. they do not believe that we're at war. >> the obama administration is failing? what you see there is the senator pivoting from legitimate questions about the fbi to using those questions to undermine the president and his entire national security policy. it's unfair and, more than that, it's wrong. while a terror victim, a fallen police officer, were being laid to rest, senator graham was on fox news to use the boston tragedy as an excuse to dredge up tired, old complaints about benghazi. >> what do i mean by upping our game? making sure that when the ambassador in libya tells the state department and the department of defense that al qaeda flags are flying over benghazi, i can't defend my consulate against a coordinated attack, that you do something about it. that when a consulate is under attack and an ambassador is missing for 7 1/2 hours you have the ability to go to their rescue. and after the fact you don't lie to the american people. >> lie to the american people? what does boston benghazi? that's not a clip from last year. that
about a security scare involving the poisonous substance risen that might have been sent to president obama and a senator. a father of four has been arrested. pierre thomas is here with the latest. pierre? >> reporter: good morning. a suspect identified as paul kevin curtis was arrested at his home in mississippi. the fbi says he's the man who tried to send two potentially poisonous letters to president obama and mississippi senator roger wicker. we're waiting final test results on whether the letters actually contained risen, a deadly poison made from beans. he describes himself on his facebook page as a karate enthusiast and elvis impersonator. he's facing serious charges. >>> during a public relations nightmare for months carnival cruise lines is spending $30 million ang improvements, an extra generator and upgrading fire safety systems. it follows a debacle in february when thousands of passengers were stranded in the gulf of mexico with no working bathrooms. finally, a high school baseball team beat an opponent 65-0. in a game that was called after three innings. >> no! >> yes. t
. as we heard, president obama came to boston today to attend a memorial service for victims of the bombing. hundreds lined up before dawn this morning, hoping to secure one of the 2,000 seats in boston's roman catholic cathedral of the holy cross. tight security blanketed the area and many were turned away. >> we have to live, we have to go on with our lives. we don't know why things happen and it could be any on eof us and i know we just pray and we just stay strong with each other. >> when i see stories, i get really sad, really sad. it bothers me on so many levels, but boston is tough. this city is tough, we'll get through it. >> brown: inside, prominent politicians, including massachusetts senators elizabeth warren and mo cowan and former governor and presidential candidate mitt romney, joined in honoring the bombing victims. mayor thomas menino, who missed the marathon because of a broken leg, praised boston for its strength in the face of the tragedy. >> nothing can defeat the heart of this city. nothing. nothing will take us down because we take care of one another. e
the metrics that this and the future administration will use to make sure that the border is truly secure. congress passed a law in 2007 requiring that the 100% of the e 0%operationally controlled." president obama and secretary napolitano abandoned that metric. the bill before us weakens that law by only requiring the southern border to be 90% effectively secured. in some sectors. only the so-lled high risk sectors. what about the other six? before green cards are allocated to those here illegally, the secretary only has to certify that the security plans and fencing's are "substantially deployed, operational, and completed." if the secretary does not do her job and a commission is created to provide recommendations, this is just a loophole that allows the secretary to neglect doing the job. another area of interest for me is employment verification measures. as i said before so many times, i was here in 1986 when we for the first time made it illegal for employers to hire undocumented individuals. i have been a champion for the e-verify system a staple in every workplace. it is an impor
. preliminary tests show that they indeed did. security systems intercepted the letters before they could harm anyone. >>> a bipartisan plan to expand background checks for gun purchases has failed to advance in the u.s. senate. president obama called it a shameful day for congress. >> there were no coherent arguments as to why we wouldn't do this. it came down to politics, the worry that that vocal minority of gun owners would come after them in future elections. so they caved to the pressure. and they started looking for an excuse, any excuse, to vote no. >> five democrats were among those who opposed the plan. both california senators voted in favor. >>> san francisco is getting ke bometer on mark street. it's gnga lay coting the number peoplen the bike lane at any given time. bike riding is up % over just the last five years. and on market street alone, it's increased 98%. this bike barometer is expected to be installed by the end of the month. >>> justin bieber can't seem to catch a break these days. the pop star is facing new criticism over a prepaid debit card that he has been promoting
the fortunately homeland security money that does help cities. >> all right, thank you. >>> and across the bay area, flags were flown at half staff today to pay respect to the bombing victims. today president obama ordered all flags at federal buildings to remain at half staff. >> now we're taking pictures and putting them up. >> and that can cripple crucial lines of communication during disaster. tonight we ask, how would your cell phone fare. >> how vandals are threatening the power supply for millions. >> you're going to need that heater coming up. if the winds die down, temperatures will go down to 35, san jose, down to 40. we are talking a warm up. find out when it gets here. >>> coming up at 6:30, how bay area students are cooking up a plan to survive our next big disaster. [ birds chirping ] [ inhales, exhales ] [ announcer ] cigarettes are not just dangerous when they're smoked. [ rat squeaking ] they're dangerous long after. cigarette butts are toxic. they release chemicals that poison our water... and harm wildlife. and millions... are polluting our environment. [ sniffing ] [ seagul
to the testimony of the secretary of homeland security. >> all right. senator chuck grassley, thank you so much for joining us. >> thank you. >>> a poisoned letter addressed to president obama. now the man who was accused of sending it is set free. we've got the latest in the ricin case. that's next. a new ride comes along and changes everything. the 2013 lexus gs. this is the pursuit of perfection. would absolutely not have taken a zip line in the jungle. i'm really glad that girl stayed at home. vo: expedia helps 30 million travelers a month find what they're looking for. one traveler at a time. expedia. find yours. >>> breaking news on a shocking turn in the investigation into ricin laced letters sent to the white house and to a mississippi senator. we learned a few hours ago the man accused of sending those letters has been released from federal custody as that was unfolding we also learned that another suspicious letter has turned up, this time at an airforce base not far from washington, d.c. first, the latest on the ricin case. paul kevin kurtis was supposed to appear in court today on c
. >> they always use the term "president" they never use the term barack obama. >> that would have been one of the tipoffs, that this was a bog us tweet, not obviously the main news feed of the associated press, which has a whole other layer of security in it. let's go to kate kelly for a perspective how this may pick up this kind of information and translate it into the marketplace. >> there's a growing belief within the world of trading that people have keyword searches that look for headline events when osama bin laden was killed, people regarded what was slightly strange or trading patterns, a bit of a sell-off for an event that arguably would have moved prices upwards in oil, but the feeling was people had algorithms to detect bin laden and violence or bin laden and killing, and they were programmed to sell off and moved the market in ways the public may not have expected. but again, there has been a growing belief that with the large volume of high-frequency traders and al groh rhythmic trading that keyword searching are very much a part of the strategy and could play a role in out-si
mercedes-benz dealer for exceptional offers through mercedes-benz financial services. >> lou: the obama administration has done it again. choosing another green energy loser spending millions and millions of taxpayer money in the process. fisker automotive firing 75% of the workforce after failing to secure a financial deal. that is 160 jobs gone from a company that was backed by a 500, at one time a $529 million-dollar loop guarantee. but feel good about it. fisker was able to only tap 139 million of it. that's impressive, huh? >> we would say we're shocked. fisker battery supplier went the wrong way as well. the system is quite something and opened by a chinese company. changed the name by the way. i love this. a123 is now b456. you thought the chinese didn't have a sense of humor, right? it benefited from a early $250 million grant. that is $250 million. the chinese should send us a thank you card. don't you? wouldn't that be nice? and solyndra got $528 million. wow. you know what? they went belly up. the battery maker, received 118 million. they went belly up. energy store ran compa
: the obama administration has done it again. choosing another green energy loser spending millions and millions of taxpayer money in the process. fisker automotive firing 75% of the workforce after failing to secure a financial deal. that is 160 jobs gone from a company that was backed by a 500, at one time a $529 million-dollar op guarantee. but feel good about it. fisker was able to only tap 139 million of it. that's impressive, huh? >> we would say we're shocked. fisker battery supplier went the wrong way as well. the system is quite something and opned by a chinese company. changed the name by the way. i love this. a123 is now b456. you thought the chinese didn't have a sense of humor, right? it benefited from a early $250 million grant. that is $250 million. the chinese should send us a thank you card. don't you? wouldn't that be nice? and solyndra got $528 million. wow. you know what? they went belly up. the battery maker, received 118 million. they went belly up. energy store ran company, beacon power received $43 million. how about that? that feels like chump change, doesn'
account was hacked. the markets with a whipsaw action with a fake tweet about president obama. peter barnes has the latest for us. look at that chart, wow, peter. >> the sec, securities & exchange commission has declined comment on this incident but i can also tell you having reported on this stuff before, that it is standard operating procedure for the sec to look at any kind of major movement in the market like this caused by whatever problem, whether it is, you know, the flash crash or what have you. so i'm sure is. ec officials are on the case. so is the ap and so is the white house. at the white house briefing that just began a few minutes ago it started off with jay carney asking, giving the first question, which he usually does, to the associated press reporter. it was nedra pickler in the front row at the white house briefing room and here is the exchange. take a listen. >> just want to say at the top it appears as though ap's twitter account has been hacked. so anything that was just sent out about any incident at white house is absolutely false and we'll be -- shortly to cl
two men. security has been increased in new york and los angeles. from the white house, president obama pledged to hunt down those reonsible. >> make no mistake, we will get to the bottom of this and we will find out who did this. we'll find out why they did this. any responsible individuals, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice. >> reporter: monday was patriots day in massachusetts, and the boston marathon is usually a day of celebration. for many, it will now be remembered as a day of shock, sorrow, and terror. boston will be back in business today except for this huge crime scene that extends behind me for about a mile, three blocks on either side, an area closed off to business owners and even residents who live in this area and savannah, we should note public transit passers have been warned there will be random searches on the "t" here of bags and other objects. >> lester in boston thank you so much. nbc's justice correspondent pete williams following overnight developments in the investigation. pete, good morning. it seems there is no clearer picture
between the obama administration and some of the republican -- sorry about this and what that means is the obama administration has said the criminal justice system can make this work, the criminal can handle national security risks like this person, terrorists have been prosecuted, moussaoui. this administration is committed to using the american courts there are some critics, like senator mccain, like senator graham, who say that's too big a risk, that we have too many protection, we have too many abilities on the part of these defendants not to answer questions that put all of us at risk but i don't think there's any chance the obama administration is going to change its mind and use something other than the criminal justice system for this case. >> because a lot of people are raising questions, they had apparently some explosive devices, some weapons, rifles, hand grenades, stuff that's pretty expensive. where did they get this material? where did the money come from that helped them purchase this material? that's why some of these republican senators, lawmakers, are asking for
filed a bipartisan immigration bill that would spend billions of dollars on border security and put 11 million people in the u.s. illegally on a path to citizenship. president obama calls the plan a very clear compromise. >>> overseas, full military honors this morning in london at the funeral of former prime minister margaret thatcher. queen elizabeth was there along with some 2300 dignitaries and guests. now, at thatcher's request there was no eulogy delivered. when the service was finished her flag-draped coffin was carried out as the crowd of mourners followed behind. >>> and we want to take a moment now to note the passing of a beloved member of our abc family. during his 35-year career preston davis supervised the technical side of virtually every major live event from presidential elections to monday night football. before retiring he launched the network's transition to high definition. a true role model and pioneer. he will be missed. preston davis was 63 years old. >>> and finally, the scandal-plagued former governor of south carolina who famously ran off to argentina to be w
don't know what any test results were on the obama letter. both letters were intercepted before they reached their intended address, the u.s. capitol building and the white house. moments ago, senator minority leader mitch mcconnell says that means that security systems that have been put in place worked. >> i would like to recognize the postal and law enforcement officials for their excellent work in detecting and preventing this threat before it even reached the capitol. they proved the proactive measures we put in place do in fact work. >> reporter: and this fbi operations bulletin we have excuse i havely obtained that all exposed individuals are asymptomic which means they're not sick. that is good news because ricin poison can be deadly and there is no antidote for it. jon? jon: any idea who sent the letter? >> reporter: this bulletin says the fbi is following up on multiple leads about potential senders but their investigation continues. last night we herd democratic senator claire mccaskill from missouri say, her understanding was that investigators were zeroing in on som
the intelligence community's assessment of those attacks and whether you are the dni rich president obama or secretary clinton about the preceding attacks and his chariot and security situation benghazi prior to september 11. >> i did not personally briefed on, but we reported those polled for intelligence vehicles. >> your intelligence vehicles would've included the attacks on the consulate? >>es >> we had a general idea of the situation in eastern libya. we probably didn't have those fidelity on the exact situation in benghazi, but we certainly know what the lack of control the central government had over the militia is not part of the country. that's an historical tradition and continued even after the fall of gadhafi. >> he said the intelligence briefings prepared by the dni talked about the prior attacks by reference in april and june prior to september 11 attack. but they also include the assessment of the british closing a facility? >> yes. >> is the intelligence at the chain of command despite not having a specific conversation with the prside just to be played enough conversation
attest, would enhance our security for all the reasons that i talked about at the top. >> okay. -- i'll ask about the faa graham says he disagrees with the obama administration's decision not to prosecute the suspect as an enemy combat it. >> i understand we will have a moment of silence for the victims in boston. that is appropriate, and the president is right to lead that effort. quickly, to the families who have lost loved ones, to those breaks as a nation. to the people of boston, you make us proud by the courage you have shown. to the law enforcement officials and intelligence community, god bless you for your hard work and your bravery. iat brings me here today is have been informed that the obama administration has indicated this suspect in boston will not be treated as an enemy combatant. i strongly disagree with the obama administration's decision to rule out the combatant status for the suspect at this time. i believe such a decision is premature. it is impossible for us to gather the evidence in just a few days to determine whether or not this individual should be held for
that that the border is truly secure. congress passed a law in 2007 requiring that the 100% or the border be 100% quote-unquote operationally controlled. however, president obama and secretary napolitano abandoned that metrix. the bill before is weakenes current law by only requiring the southern border to be 90% effectively secured. in some sector, only the so-called high risk sectors. what about the other six sectors? then before green card are allocated to those here illegally, the secretary only has to certify that the security plans and fencings are quote-unquote substantially deployed. operational. and completed. if the secretary doesn't do her job, then a commission is created to provide recommendations. this is just a loophole that allows the secretary to neglect doing the job. another area of interest for me is the employment verification measure. as i said before so many times, i was here in 1986 when we for the first time made it illegal for employers to hire undocumented individuals. i've been a champion for making the everify system a statement in eave work place. it's a proven and valuabl
for retirement? you're not going to believe what's hidden in president obama's budget proposal. >>> and gold, what a wild ride this past week, plunging 10% in one day. is it still a safe place to invest your money? >>> security washington, new york, and major cities after the bombings at the boston marathon. the question is, have we as americans become complacent about our national security? how safe are we from terror attacks on our own soil? earlier this week i spoke with the former head of the cia's bin laden unit. where do you, on a scale of 1 to 100, 100% there's no way you can be 100% safe. are we 99% safe? are we 10% sa? what's your estimate? >> you know, i would say probably we're 50% or 60% on the safe side. i think there is a -- the growth, especially if we're talking about the islamic world, of people who want to attack us here in the united states, has grown significaly. as has the animosity of parts of our muslim population here in the united states. we're not immune to what has gone on in france or spain or the uk. so i think that's a problem. but i also think we're at some ris
we have is that you abandoned the metric of operation control and have not given us a border security index. let me quote from your hometown newspaper. there was an editorial. wantssident obama immigration reform, he needs to put pressure on janet a. napolitano. have ancy has failed to simple standard for measuring border security, a project the department of homeland security started in 2010, but apparently has not worked up much of a sweat. unfortunately, one of your people testify to the house, said that mr. burke rc -- he -- that it will be a tool for the measurement you are suggesting. there was a very scathing report about the failure of establishing metrics. do you intend to come forth in a farmer transparent manner -- far more unsparing manner with a border security index? manner with at border index? >> there are so many ways to measure the border. the definition did not encompass all of the ways you could look at the border. -- is a let's look at border a safe and secure area? it, thatou got into is a much more difficult question to answer than it is to ask. there are a whol
with president obama and south carolina senator tim scott. >> on "newsmakers," congressman luis gutierrez, a member of the subcommittee on immigration and border security and chairman of the hispanic caucus immigration task force. he talks about efforts to make an immigration bill in the house. sunday at 10:00 a.m. and 6 p.m. eastern on c-span. >> over the last, certainly over the last four years i am worried about this administration. it is part of a long-term trend i outlined in the book. it is using more and more state power to impose a particular worldview, a worldview i call liberalism and -- we will go to the definition of that. as a christian i am worried when the state hhs agency wants to mandate that catholic institutions and catholics have to pay for aboard fastens -- abortifacients in their insurance program, and i'm worried when the supreme court takes up gay marriage. i'm worried about things i see universities. i see more and more the state imposing a particular kind of agenda. it is really a worldview. this is bigger than politics. bigger than republicans and democrats. it
the security of our country. >> i would like to move on. you can return to this topic later as you choose during your open periods. >> the obama administration has chosen to survive the suspect in the boston marathons in a civil trial. did they do the right thing? 90 seconds, sir. >> i believe that president obama and his justice department are completely committed to ensuring that justice is done in this case. all voted president obama last week. he said that justice would be done in this case. if in the opinion of president obama and his justice department, the proper place for prosecution is here in the federal district court system of the state of massachusetts, i believe that the court system here in massachusetts can provide that kind of a venue in order to hear this case. i defer to president obama. i defer to his justice department. if in their judgment, this is the proper place in order to conduct that trial. >> thank you, sir. mr. lynch, 90 seconds. >> i think we have sufficient laws in our criminal system to prosecutor terror its, number two if you will. i think the effort to c
obama sent a message of solidarity and defiance. >> you want to know who we are, what america is, how we respond to evil? that's it. selflessly, compassionately, not afraid. >> reporter: the president's national security team told him today there's no evidence of a broader plot beyond yesterday's attack that he's calling terrorism. >> any time bombs are used to target innocent civilians, it is an act of terror. >> reporter: u.s. intelligence did not detect the terror planning, says a lawmaker. he got an intel briefing last week. >> and there was no evidence of this at all. no intelligence that seemed to be out there. >> reporter: the top senate republican was critical. >> i think it's safe to say that for many, the complacency that prevailed prior to september 11th has actually returned. >> reporter: today, nervousness returns. false alarms at la guardia, boston and cleveland's airports. suspicious packages. reassurance from new york's mayor. >> we won't let the attack in boston keep us from our normal, daily routines. >> reporter: and most americans, seem to agree. >> reporter: two quic
say they have spot add suspect in monday's bombing for the boston marathon from reviewing security video to department store, though. and this is important, no arrests have been made. and this comes as president obama is heading to boston today to attend a memorial service for the bombing victims. scott cohen is in boston with the latest. he rejoins us now. scott, i understand mitt romney, as well, may be there. what kinds of security measures are taking place? >> well, there remains heavy security in and around boston, kelly, in light of what happened this week. and, obviously, ahead of this visit. i should point out there is not a suspect as far as the authorities are concerned. certainly someone they are interested in talking to. you know, there is an interesting attitude here in boston now in the wake of all this. a sign on one of the buildings that i saw on the way over here that says boston doesn't blink. training for 2014 begins now. there's a lot of talk about resill cans, but also a lot of grief and that is all going to be brought together at the cathedral of the holy cros
. president obama heading to boston this morning unrelated to the push to get the suspects and maybe an arrest. he'll attend a memorial service around 11 a.m. eastern. if you talk about security, it's going to be heightened. here's possibly what they're looking at. this is the cover of the new york post today, and here are the two men right there, one with a backpack, one without. and they're spotted also in a crowd looking away from where the runners are. i cannot open the page because we can't show pictures on the inside. >>gretchen: we want to mention we're keeping up the photos and the video, i should say, from the texas situation while we're giving you these other major breaking stories. i find it interesting that the new york post decides to print these photos of these two men, because other news outlets, including fox news as of this morning, have decided not to show their faces because, frankly, federal officials asked them not to. so it's very interesting that the newspaper -- now it will be out everywhere. it was already on the was not confirmed that these are the two faces they were
to be secured. a crime scene that needs to be secured. >> developing new is here on the kron 4 morning news president obama in boston speaking at interfaith service honoring those that were killed and injured and the boston marathon bombings. >> the race is set before us on monday morning. >> the 26.2 mi. of dedication and grit . hundreds of thousands of bostonian lined the streets. it was a beautiful day in boston. a day that is lanes like a poet once wrote, >> (cheers and applause) we also come together today to reclaim... to reaffirm that the spirit of this city is . the spirit itself show remain on harunharmed . >> governors romney, swift and dukakis, members of congress the people of boston and the families wet lost a piece of their heart >> we thank you for your leadership. we thank you for your courage. we thank you for your grace. i am here today on behalf of the american people with a simple message. everyone was has been touched by this attack on your beloved city. every one of a stance with you.ds with you. after all it is our beloved city to. >> boston may be your hometown but w
that we bring the perpetrators to justice. >> you can see that entire hearing with homeland security secretary janet napolitano anytime at our website, c-span.org. the president obama released a statement earlier today on that explosion in west, texas. he said quote today our prayers o out to the peoplest my aatdmin, through fema and other agencies, is in close contact with our state an lalrsk sure there are no unmet needs. again,the president in a statement earlier today. nancy pelosi holding her weekly legislative briefing. that was a bit early. she discussed yesterday's failed vote on bipartisan gun legislation in the senate. she was joined by congressman mike thompson who chairs the gun violence prevention task force. they're proposing a house version of a compckgroundck this is 20 minutes. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> as we gather here this morning, people are gathering in boston for a prayer service. we joined them, our prayers and thoughts are with the people of boston, the families of all of the victims of this senseless tragedy, wherever they are from. we pray for th
, independent line. caller: yes. i was trying to figure out what you said when you said that the social security fund had not been touched by the government, and when president obama cut the rate from 6.4 to 4.2, and then he said that the government would make up the difference. where did the money come from that went to the government? to me, the politicians, especially lifetime politicians, speak twice and you have to listen to what they say, because our government had to replace that money spent money had to come out of the government somewhere. guest: that's right. i think you must have misread what i said earlier when i was talking about touching social security. what i was talking about was whether it ought to be on the table as we discussed our nation's debt and deficit. the reason i think it should not be on the table during that debate is that the social security program right now is solvent, and it is not contributing to our nation's deficit and debt, so why we should be looking at making policy changes there when we are trying to tackle our deficit and debt sort of -- it is frustratin
mccain is a lindsay graham said it is vital questioned.be d homeland security leader janet napolitano said the cuffed of the suspect is a big development. president obama also responded to the capture earlier tonight from the white house briefing room. >> reminding everything -- everybody that this investigation doesn't end here. there's a lot of work to be one. >> good evening, everybody. tonight, our nation is in debt to the people of boston and the people of massachusetts. after a vicious attack on their city, bostonians responded with resolve and determination. they did their part as sises and partners in this investigation. boston police and state police and local police across the commonwealth of massachusetts responded with professionalism and bravery over five long days and tonight because of their determined efforts, we've closed an important chapter in this tragedy. i've been briefed earlier this evening by f.b.i. director mueller. after the attacks on monday, i directed the full resources of the federal government to be made available to help state and local authorities in
senators, who care about national security, who have a very strong view about enemy combatant status, but the obama administration has tremendous experience in the prosecution of terrorist suspects. they've looked at this issue and i'm completely confident they're going to do it through a federal court and you're not going to see the enemy combatant issue become a major issue for the obama administration. >> roger, the fact they are putting this special safety categorization right now, the saturday for the greater community, how long can that last? is there a time frame in which it will expire and they must mirandize him, get him an attorney if he wants one? >> well, i trust what pete williams says on these things and there is a period of time, 36 to 48 hours. it's somewhat fudgible. it will defend when aware enough and coherent enough to begin to answer questions. but remember, the exception is about imminent threat. does he know of any other terrorist plots? has he planted any other devices? it's about the immediate safety and security of american citizens. and once law enforcement
, there was a conversation between vladimir putin and president obama on friday night, a pledge of more cooperation. but the fact is, that over the past few years, there has not been a whole lot of cooperation between the russian security services and our intelligence services. >> no. and let's be honest about what's going on in chechnya. under mr. putin, there have been horrendous human rights violations in chechnya. the country has been occupied and brutalized by russian forces for the last decade and more. that's not to excuse chechen terrorism. the chechen terrorists have carried out absolutely horrible acts of terror against movie houses, against schools, but what we've seen in chechnya is a growing radicalization of the population under the oppression that they're getting from russia. and it's difficult in that kind of environment for security exchange to not be politicized sooner or later. we know what's going on in check nia. our fbi, our c.i.a. know what's going on in chechnya. when they get information from the russian service, they should look at that information and decide does it actua
appreciate it. charlie? >> extraordinary stories. there is tighter security at landmarks in washington and other cities. as you heard, president obama says whoever is responsible will be caught. major garrett is at the white house. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie. overnight president obama was briefed by his top white house terrorism official on the criminal official and ongoing federal response. later today the president will meet again with fbi director robert mueller. white house officials tell us it's quite likely mr. obama will address the boston bombings later today although i must emphasize there's nothing official on the president's schedule. at the white house yesterday, mr. obama told the nation he would update them on any significant breaks in this case. >> you should anticipate that as we get more information, our teams will provide you briefings. we're still in the investigation stage at this point. i just want to reiterate we'll find out who did this and we will hold them accountable. >> reporter: and just a couple of hours the pres
and having protected barack obama, do you think as a matter of course being the boston marathon that they had bomb sniffing dogs prayer to the marathon? >> right, but we are assuming the bombs were placed there today when the security cordon was set up. but what if you got in before it was set up and pro placed an explosive. pennsylvania avenue doesn't have any devices but when he walked down we had the entire cordon set up. so don't assume they were put there today. >> what would be the process, then, as it relates to law enforcement when they have a big crowd like this? i assume you have to have bomb sniffing dogs going in and out at some point, right? >> right. but what we would do in the secret service and i don't know how practical for an event like the marathon, you have to clean the area out first. sweep it with the dogs, the explosives personnel from the military would look for becomes and everybody who came back in would then be swept through a magnitometer. there's no way to do that on 26 miles. >> almost impossible. i'll ask you the question i was asking a law enforcement earlier,
brettlor, thank you. >> thanks. >>> president obama spoke from the white house briefing room just after 6:00 tonight, about three hours after the explosions. >> i direct the federal government to help state and local authorities to protect our people, increased security as necessary and investigate what happened. i want to reiterate, we will find out who did this and we will hold them accountable. >> msnbc news white house correspondent kristen welker. chris ten, what is the latest reaction from the white house and the white house staff? >> reporter: well, senior administration officials say the president will continue to be updated on this situation throughout the evening. right now, they are approaching this as an act of terror. i'll read the latest statement. any event with multiple devices as this clearly is is clearly an act of terror and will be approached as an act of terror. a thorough investigation will happen. was this an act of terror carried out by a foreign or do mystic group? you heard president obama make the point of whoever carried this out will be prosecuted to the fulle
's what we all want to moment dan was a u.s. secret service agent who walked ahead of president obama during "the nine" inaugural parade and he knows what it takes to secure this type of situation. dan, that's what people want to know. how? how could this happen? >> good question. i think everybody is assuming, though, that these bombs were planted yesterday when they, in fact exploded and the event happened. that may not be the case. i don't know that for a fact, but what concerned the secret service and me specifically when i was there and we would organize the parade route for the president was not a device trying to come in that day. we knew we would be able to intercept it, but a device that was preplanted. and that, unfortunately, may be an avenue they may have to pursue investigatively. >> brian: from what you can tell, from what we know, this saudi national is a person of interest in the hospital right now who we've gone through his apartment. how unusual is it for the bomber, who is not a homicide bomber, to be a victim? evidently he had burns on him and smelled like gun powd
, and interviewed two men. security has been increased in other major cities, including new york and los angeles. from the white house, president obama pledged to hunt down those responsible. >> make no mistake, we will get to the bottom of this and we will find out who did this. we'll find out why they did this. any responsible individuals, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice. >> reporter: monday was patriots day in massachusetts, and the boston marathon is usually a day of celebration. for many, it will now be remembered as a day of shock, sorrow, and terror. with regard to that search warrant in revere, massachusetts, we're told there are no suspects. they talked to a few individuals. they'll be talking to a lot of people, the fbi noting that we may talking to you, your neighbor and your friends. to get to the bottom of this. people running public transit here, are being met some times by random searches. >> we'll be speaking to some eyewitnesss to this tragedy in a up coof minutes. >>> savannah, more coverage to you. we'll get to nbc justice correspondent pete william
. >>> president obama made it clear today the bombings in boston are being investigated as an act of terrorism and the fbi was just as clear asking the public for help. joining me now also cnn national security analyst fran townsend, and tom fuentes. first of all, julia, what do you make of these photos the local affiliate had that show what looks like some sort of a from today, which is something that was wrapped in black and was delivered by a bag. and that sort of was the first hint they think the guy was here, the perpetrators were on-site and they dropped something. all of this seems consistent. on the other hand, it's too hard to tell, at least, from the two different slides we saw if, in fact, it was something behind the spectators and that piece sort of blew up with it. but that's the kind of information they need. what we're hearing is they have photos of say, here, and photos of here, but they don't have is right in the middle. do they have a picture of a guy dropping something or several people dropping something. that's why they're asking the public for the information and the medi
of people hurt in the boston marathon bombings. first lady michelle obama visited him in the hospital yesterday. it's not clear when he will return home to the east bay. >>> and pg&e is beefing up security at its local substations after a facility was sabotaged. someone ed rifle to shootout five transformers at metcalf substation in south san jose on tuesday. pg&e says the extra security now is a precaution. >>> here's brian with the forecast and i think we're all going to like it, too. >> i think you will, as well. we have some haze around the bay area this morning. you can see that as we look out toward the skyline of san francisco. it's there, believe me. but that's the view from oakland. a little inversion layer means temperatures at the shoreline will cool down. it's 48 in pacifica, 51 livermore. but livermore gains 30 degrees today. forecast high there of 81. 72 oakland. 77 redwood city. 81 in san jose. 65 in the city. look ahead, mid-80s will do it inland. 70s around the bay and along the coast it will be a nice mild week and traffic is coming up next. ,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> good mo
. this is a quote from president barack obama, 2011 state of the union address. he says, to put us on solid ground we should also find a bipartisan solution to strengthen social security for future generations. i mention social security, mr. speaker, because the fair tax, that bill, h.r. 25, most widely co-sponsored bill in the u.s. house of representatives of fundamental tax reform, replaces income taxes and the payroll taxes, payroll taxes, that 15.3% comes out ofer american's paycheck in order to fund social security and medicare, it replaces both of those with this 23% sales tax. replaces all your income tax, payroll taxes with a sales tax. and so for the first time, mr. speaker, we would begin to link the size of the social security trust fund not with wages in this country but with the size of the economy in this country. so when we double the size of the economy, we double the contributions to the social security trust fund, we protect social security for future generations. mr. speaker, a poll three years ago now, they asked college age students, do you believe in u.f.o.'s? folks said yes,
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